Friday, October 26, 2012

High school's definitely twisted: BAD HAIR DAY by Carrie Harris

BAD HAIR DAY (Kate Grable #2) by Carrie Harris
YA Humorous Paranormal
240 pages, hardcover
Available November 13, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Review copy provided by publisher via NetGalley

Senior year is positively hair-raising.

Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school’s pre-med program. Except when he’s arrested for murder, she’s left with the bodies. And when Kate’s brother Jonah stumbles upon a dead gamer girl, she realizes that the zombie epidemic she cured last fall was only the beginning of the weirdness taking over her town. Someone’s murdering kids—something really hairy. And strong. Possibly with claws.

Is it werewolf awesomeness like Jonah and his dorktastic friends think? Kate’s supposed to be a butt-kicking zombie killing genius...but if she can’t figure out who’s behind the freakish attacks, the victims—or what’s left of them—are going to keep piling up.

It’s scary. It’s twisted. It’s sick. It’s high school.

Zombies and dorks and werewolves -- oh, my! Smarticus Kate finds herself hip-deep in bodies once again, this time with an overly-hairy murder running amok (zombies are so last year). 

Her fame from curing the zombie epidemic has led to several opportunities including working with actual real doctors and, though she winds up with the county medical examiner, she's still jazzed about it. When he's arrested, she sticks around, curious about the oddly mangled bodies turning up on the slabs. *rubs hands in glee* It's another paranormal mystery and quirky Kate is on the job!

Kate's family is just as quirky as she is. Her brother, Jonah, has gone full-on zombie hunter, even attracting a few followers of the female persuasion and he's locked and loaded for bear when he hears Kate's investigating the murders and their possibly paranormal origins. 

There's a bit of romance, too, as Kate is still seeing Aaron, the smart football player she hooked up with in the last book. Marring Kate's bliss is Elle, an aggressively annoying chickadee who keeps hitting on Aaron. But Kate's no pushover and, despite her preoccupation with the weird murders and obvious unfamiliarity in dealing with boys and boyfriends, she isn't about to let some girl get between her and her man.

A mystery most excellent; a quirky, brilliant heroine; just enough paranormal to satisfy; and giggle-inducing writing makes BAD HAIR DAY a fun, fantastic read.

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7 comments:

  1. This looks like it was a totally fun book to read! AWESOME! :)

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  2. Yeah Kate! Show that girl Elle that you are not to be trifled with when it comes to Aaron! I love that she stands up for herself instead of just getting jealous and stewing on it. I think I would thoroughly enjoy Kate and her quirky family:) Fabulous review as always Mary!

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  3. "Zombies and dorks and werewolves" LOL. I love this series and I haven't even read it! Seriously! It sounds so much fun and right up my alley! I gotta get the first one!

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  4. This sounds really good. I haven't heard of this series before so I'll definitely be checking it out!

    Jesse @ Pretty in Fiction

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  5. Cool!
    I saw the book in Net Galley but didn't get around picking it up because I saw it was the second in a series.

    Thanks for the review! I'll definitely try to check it out.

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  6. Oh man, I'm definitely interested now! It seems like I saw the first one on sale for kindle so I'm going to check that out. Sounds like a fun series!

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  7. These sound like a lot of fun! I haven't heard much about them, but they sound pretty cool. Also YAY for Kate not being a pushover.

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